RALEIGH, N.C. -- She’s been fighting for her life for six years against breast cancer.
But now, Gina Short, of Mecklenburg County, has another reason to keep smiling and celebrating each day. Gina beat the lottery odds of 1 in 2.7 million to win the top All or Nothing Prize of $250,000. You could say luck is on Gina’s side because this is the second time in a year she’s won big.
“We’re still in disbelief mode,” Gina said.
A few weeks ago Gina was feeling lucky and asked her husband, Len to buy a lottery ticket.
Gina said, “We checked the same ticket six or seven times because we thought we misread it.”
Gina has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Len said, “We’ll use the money for Gina. She’s the priority. She’s No. 1.”
In February, Gina won $1 million playing the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing.
Len said, “For us to have the good fortune of winning not just one big prize but two, we are just very thankful for that.”
Gina will take home $173,125 after taxes.
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